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Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Pocket Full of Miracles

And the winners are:
Tie between Cary Grant and Sydney Poitier as the Miracle Man
Spencer Tracy as the Old Man
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

EXT. MACY'S DEPARTMENT STORE. MANHATTAN - DAY

On a brisk December day, hurrying Holiday SHOPPERS rush in and out of Macy's. Standing near its entrance is a MAN CALLING OUT to anyone who will listen.

MAN
A pocket full of miracles! Get your miracle here!

PASSERSBY look upon him queerly as he continues to advertise his wares.

MAN
A pocket full of miracles! Get your miracle!

Adjusting his iPod, a teenage BOY stops in curiosity.

TEENAGER
How much?

MAN
It's free.

TEENAGER
(sarcastically)
Nothing's free.

And walks away. Untethered,

MAN
A pocket full of miracles! Get your miracle!

A young COUPLE stops and exchanges glances.

WOMAN
What kind of miracles?

MAN
You name it.

WOMAN
Well, we want to get married, but my boyfriend
can't afford a ring.

As her boyfriend waits skeptically, the man searches for and pulls from his pocket a brilliant engagement ring. He hands it to the woman who excitedly shows it to her boyfriend.

BOYFRIEND
How much does it cost?

MAN
Nothing.

BOYFRIEND
It's a fake. Let's go.

WOMAN
But honey.

As they walk away, she gleans the ring then turns to him appreciatively.

A hunched OLD MAN steps out of the dark and faces the miracle man.

OLD MAN
I bet you don't have anything in your pocket for me.

MM
Try me.

OLD MAN
I remember when I was twenty. I was as strong as
Hercules. Played lots of sports too.

The miracle man listens patiently.

OLD MAN
My wife was my biggest fan. We were high school
sweethearts.

Not saying a word, the man begins walking; the old man in step beside him.

OLD MAN
We were married over fifty years.
(quietly)
She died last year.

MM
I'm very sorry.

As they continue walking together,

OLD MAN
I live around the corner. Would you join me
for dinner?

MM
I'd be honored.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

17 comments:

White Rose said...

Beautiful! So much said in that silence at the end!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous!

Borut said...

From brilliant to miraculous, with a wonder-ful end!:)

i beati said...

wishing Sandy

i beati said...

are we picking characters this week??

Poetikat said...

I had to comment before I even select my cast. It was lovely. I was touched. It brings a tear to me eye, so it does.

Luv,

Kat

Buttercream Cottage said...

Beautiful!

GrizzBabe said...

I love this story! I actually saw Eli Wallach as the miracle man.

Tammy said...

That's such a sweet sad story. Does he get his miracle?

Poetikat said...

Tammy - I think he got his miracle.

Kat

LarryG said...

this is cool...
i love that the miracle man can offer friendship, what a wonderful miracle that is indeed.

PV said...

Excellent. Big miracles start quietly and small.

Rowena said...

Sorry that I missed the previous mini-script! I really like this week's entry...the world could stand to benefit from a few miracles. The problem is that not enough of us believe in them. Happy Holidays Petra!

tipper said...

Petra- you are so talented at making a point-without me knowing it- until BAM there it is. This is my favorite so far.

Peter Rozovsky said...

You can't let a scenery-chewer like Al Pacino in this scene!
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sarah, rsm said...

beautiful, i love it!

Dave King said...

It's fun and it's original. Great blog. I shall be back.